Martin Loeb


Dr. Loeb's early research was in economic mechanism design, incentive regulation, cost allocations, and cost-based procurement contracting. His current research (with Professor Lawrence Gordon) deals with economic aspects of information security and the interface between managerial accounting and information technology. In addition to being a Professor at the Smith School, he holds an Affiliate Professorship in University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

How To Stay Ahead of Cyber Risk

Cyber risk can come from data breaches or cyber attacks, but to really root out cyber threats and prepare for risks, organizations need to take a new approach. Efforts must extend beyond computer science to pull fields such as behavioral science, economics, law, management science and political science, according to a new article published in Science magazine.

2020 Cybersecurity Forum: Maryland Smith Grad Gives Insight into Cyber-Securing America

Among U.S. Army branches, Infantry, Special Forces and Corps of Engineers are household names. Perhaps “Cyber,” the newest branch, is approaching such status. “We look to do partnerships in how to secure our nation in a cyberattack, based on the reality that targeted attacks can deny or disrupt critical services at the local or city level and reverberate outward," said one of the branch’s leaders, Col. Andrew Hall, in describing the initiative to about 60 cyber and policy experts representing academia, business and government and coming from as far away as Houston, Toronto and Taiwan.

Annual Cybersecurity Forum Set for 10 a.m. Jan. 8

With the University of Maryland's delayed opening due to inclement weather, the 16th annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective will start at 10 a.m. today -- Jan. 8, 2020 in Van Munching Hall, Room 1412. About 60 cyber and policy experts representing academia, business and government will participate. The program, shown below, will be adjusted accordingly.

Smith Hosts Accounting Teaching Scholars Reception

On April 19, 2018, the Accounting and Information Assurance Department (AIA) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Accounting Teaching Scholars (ATS) reception and dinner. The event honored the current class of ATS fellows, welcomed the newly selected students into the program, celebrated ATS alumni and offered appreciation for the program’s corporate partners. It was hosted by the AIA department chair Martin Loeb and the faculty champions of the ATS program, Progyan Basu and Gary Bulmash.

Equifax Saga Highlights Cybersecurity Forum

The “Equifax Saga and Ramifications” and “The Mobile Lemon” (addressing smartphone app security and usability paradoxes), among other topics, highlighted the recent Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective. The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the event on Jan. 10, 2018 in Van Munching Hall.


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